Visionist Selected as Finalist in AcademyHealth’s Healthiest Communities Data Challenge

Visionist’s submission, WellBearing, was selected as one of three finalists in the Healthiest Communities Data Challenge presented by the Aenta Foundation andAcademyHealth. WellBearing is an open-source, open-access visualization interface designed to reveal patterns and explore potential drivers of disparate health outcomes. The tool was built with all 3,000 counties and county equivalents in mind, enabling comparisons at national, state, and peer-group levels. Such comparisons are the result of a deliberate focus on geospatial visualization, county-level comparisons, and multivariate data overlays.

Our WellBearing team, made up of two data scientists, a software engineer, and a user-experience (UX) designer, embodies the Visionist commitment to excellence and transformative thinking.

The challenge sought innovative ways to leverage data from U.S. News & WorldReport’s Healthiest Communities rankings in order to drive better health outcomes in communities. A winner will be announced at the 2019 Health Datapalooza March 27-29, 2019 in Washington D.C.